Online Learning Update

August 28, 2019

Students are still using tech to cheat on exams, but things are getting more advanced

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

What used to take an elaborate plot to discreetly spread answers across a classroom can now be done with a swipe on a smartwatch. You used to have to steal the answer key or have a cheat sheet hidden around your desk. Now, smartphones can be disguised as calculators, information can be spread invisibly via the airwaves and tiny earbuds allow students to listen to content transmitted from a smartphone in their backpack across the room.┬áThe self-identified student cheaters we reached out to wouldn’t go on the record to discuss these behaviors (for obvious reasons). However, Twitter is a hotbed for discussion on the topic and smartwatches are a fan favorite as a convenient loophole to classroom smartphone bans.

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